Colombine At Pierrot
|Property Type:||House - Detached|
|Rent per month:||From £800 to £900 pm Inclusive of some extras|
|Long letting period:||October to April|
|Min. rental period:||2 months|
|Bedrooms:||1 Double bedroom. 2 Twin bedrooms. One twin can be made into a king|
Description of Property:
Inspected and accredited by 'Association Tourisme & Handicap' for wheelchair accessibility. Inspected by Clévacances and awarded 3 keys (the equivalent of 3 stars).
Colombine is a renovated old prune oven barn (we’re not sure exactly how old it is, but it features on the Plan Napoleon which makes it at least 170 years old). The cottage is well equipped and furnished and sleeps 6 in three bedrooms – one double (160x200) and two twin (2 beds 90x200), one of which can be made into a king. There is one bathroom with bath, open shower, washbasin and WC; a separate WC with hand washbasin; and a shower room with washbasin and shower. The cottage is all on one level, so no stairs to negotiate, and is wheelchair accessible.
For those seeking winter accommodation or a long let, the cottage is double glazed and well insulated with electric radiators and wood-burning stove.
Where possible the old stone walls and character of the original building have been retained, which was open on two sides except for one room which is now the sitting room. The dining room retains the openness of the original structure by having two large sliding windows all along one side, giving the cottage a light airy feel - a real boon during winter months. The horseshoe shaped kitchen fits snugly into the old prune drying area.
Outside Amenities: Colombine is in the heart of the country, surrounded by vineyards and orchards and looks across the valley to the ruined chateau of Pardaillan. There is a large garden of approx 3000m2 with trees and shrubs. The heated swimming pool is 10m x 5m with roman steps, hand-rail and a deep end of 2m. The terrace is covered with wisteria and has a table and chairs for 6. Sunloungers and a barbeque are also available.
Surrounding Area: Near the historic market town of Duras and its imposing mediaeval chateau, Colombine is a suitable centre for visits to the Dordogne valley with its world famous prehistoric cave paintings, cliff dwellings, and romantic mediaeval chateaux, as well as the wine chateaux of St. Emilion/Bordeaux and Entre Deux Mers. There are vineyards and orchards in abundance, the latter often devoted to producing the famous pruneaux d’Agen. Everywhere you are reminded of the historical importance of a region that provided the backcloth to much of the 100 Years War, which left as its legacy many fine mediaeval chateaux and the ‘bastides’ or fortified market towns. Several of these, for example Eymet and Monpazier, remaining largely as they were created 600 years ago.
"This entire valley is so full of vineyards, flowered meadows, cultivated fields, fruit tree plantations deliciously shaded by hedges, watered by springs, crossed by streams, rich in harvests, that their owners seem to have had a vision of paradise".
So wrote Sidoine Apollinaire, the Latin poet, some 1500 years ago about the valley of the river Dropt. These words could have been written about the area today, so little has changed. It is now as then, a peaceful retreat from the rigours of life.
Enjoy strolling round the many village markets available almost every morning of the week, soak up the atmosphere of several evening markets and the many village fêtes and concerts.
As you might expect in this part of France, where local people expect to eat well, there is an abundance of excellent, well-priced restaurants.
The Cotes de Duras was one of the first wine producing areas of France to be awarded AOC status and you can sample the light but fruity reds and crisp dry whites by visiting some of the 50 or so growers. We are also close to the Cotes de Bergerac, Entre Deux Mers and Cotes de Marmandais as well as being within easy reach of St. Emilion and the other Bordeaux regions.
Within about 20 – 40 minutes drive there are two 9 hole and three 18 hole golf courses.
Cycling is very popular as the countryside is ideal – quiet country lanes and rolling, picturesque country. There are several shops locally where you can hire bicycles.
Nearby are tennis courts, canoeing along the river Dropt, and a pony club.
|Heating system:||Electric wall radiators and wood-burning stove.|
|Services / Facilities:||Mains water. Septic tank. Electricity. WiFi Broadband Internet Access. Satellite TV. DVD. Hi-fi.|
Conventional oven. Microwave. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Dishwasher. Washing Machine.
Pets may be allowed by prior agreement. An additional security deposit will be required.
Cot is available.
Suitable for those with limited mobility. Suitable storage facilities are available for furniture etc. Off-road parking.
Distance to Nearest (in kms):
|Village/Town:||Auriac sur Dropt 2 kms|
|Supermarket:||Duras 8 kms|
|Shops:||Allemans du Dropt 5 kms|
|Market:||Duras 8 kms|
|Airport:||Bergerac 35 kms|
|Train Station:||Marmande 25 kms|
Pricing Info: From £800 per month. One month’s non-refundable rent will be paid immediately to secure the tenancy (which will thereafter be held as a security deposit) and thereafter payments will be made at the beginning of the month. Excluded from the rental are telephone calls, electricity, gas for cooking and firewood, however all applicable taxes and water are included in the rental price. Bed linen and towels can be provided.
Summer season runs from beginning April to end of September – please apply for details of pricing.
Availability: This property is available for longer rentals: October to April
This property is available for weekly summer holiday rentals.
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|Telephone No 1:||+1(0) 345 525 8144|
|Telephone No 2:||+44 (0)7801 367390|
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